Paul George Believes NFL Stars Can't Make The Leap To NBA

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Paul George's latest comments on NFL players will for sure spark a debate.

Paul George will not be available for the Los Angeles Clippers first-round matchup with the Phoenix Suns. So what can a guy do in his downtime? Evidently, spark the fires to what will for sure be a heated debate. On the latest episode of Podcast P With Paul George, the Clippers star discussed the athleticism of NFL players. When on the discussion, the topic came up of which sports players would see more success if they crossed over. Would NBA stars be better in the NFL or vice versa?

According to George, the answer is obvious. "I don't think an [NFL] player could cross over to the NBA... That athleticism, that strength—that means nothing if you can't shoot the ball in our league... I think we have a better chance." George's podcast is produced by the same company as the Kelce brothers hit show New Heights. George didn't lack any confidence in his statement. At the end of the clip seen below, George believes he could've played receiver.

Paul George Believes NBA Athletes Are More Likely To Be Crossover Sports Stars

George claims that if football stars don't have a jumper, they wouldn't survive in the NBA. While true, it seems far-fetched that either league could see a lot of success when crossing over. However, former basketball players have seen success in the NFL. Former Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a Hall-of-Fame-worthy career. Gates played college basketball for Kent State before making the jump to football. But we have seen, in recent years, clips of football stars hitting the hardwood.

Whatever the case may be, it would be extremely difficult for any athlete to crossover. Each sport has its own definition of athleticism. That if not practiced all the time, you wouldn't have a successful time. But it seems Paul George has opened the floodgates on a debate that will be tossed around by many athletes. So, which sport do you think would do better in a crossover? Why do you feel the sport you chose would do better in that scenario? Drop your answers in our comment section. For the latest sports news, keep it right here at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.